Victoria has recorded 1461 new locally acquired Covid-19 infections as the state prepares for another round of new freedoms this week.
The number is significantly down from Sunday’s figure of 1935 cases, sparking hope the curve in Victoria could be flattening.
Seven more Victorians died from the virus in the past 24 hours, the Department of Health confirmed.
About 90.4 per cent of Victorians older than 16 had received one jab of the Covid-19 vaccine, while 74 per cent were fully vaccinated.
The state was expected to reach its 80 per cent double-dose vaccination target on Friday, which will trigger a raft of new freedoms from 6pm.
Camera IconAbout 74 per cent of Victorians above the age of 16 were fully vaccinated. NCA NewsWire / Daniel Pockett Credit: News Corp Australia
All the rules changing at 6pm Friday
Camera IconVictorian Premier Daniel Andrews says it’s time for the state to reopen. NCA NewsWire / David Geraghty Credit: News Corp Australia
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced the significant changes on Sunday and said even more freedoms were likely to happen on November 24 when 90 per cent of eligible Victorians would be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
“There will be a fundamental change, a massive change in many respects, to the rules that we have all been living under,” he said.
“There will be no caps anywhere. There will be no density limits anywhere.
“Masks will only be required in high risk indoor settings, such as public transport, prisons, hospitals, aged care.
“We will retain the vaccinated economy, all those requirements, all those settings, where you can only get in if you are double vaccinated.”Internet Explorer Channel Network